Leading Them to Drink

Leading Them to Drink

I would never buy a bottle of water.

Many people who know and love me recognize that I have this kind of extreme hangup about environmental waste, carry my own water bottle pretty much everywhere. Given that water in this country is often free and clean, I always wonder why more people don’t insist on doing the same. The answer, of course, is that we’ve been marketed out of understanding and believing it.

Pardon Our Mess

Pardon Our Mess

Alas, I’ve been struggling with my new website a bit as we bet acquainted. I’ve noticed that posts that come through to your email are not displaying photos. As sometimes they not only round out the story, having them not there can re-route and jumble up the language, making it all a bit messy. 

#45Walksin45Days

#45Walksin45Days

A single gal who lives alone, I listen to a lot of podcasts. They fill up my days, and my ears. I started to have a little fantasy that each of my walks was its own episode of a super niche podcast. Each walking buddy was my co-host, sidekick, guest, and micro-audience all at the same time. There are certain things that come with a typical installment of “Walk & Talk with Shannon” (working title) outside of the standard What’s Up with You? Some of my favorite segments include Pop Culture Check-In, What Are You Reading?, and What’s For Dinner Tonight?

Joy Comes with the Mourning

Joy Comes with the Mourning

On their first date, my grandfather nearly made a drastic mistake, telling an off-color joke about squirrels to my grandmother. Even though she was quite the prude, she chose to look past his Navy boy ways and focus on the handsome blue eyes. Thank goodness, and probably thanks in no small part to my grandfather, she loosened up over time.